10 Great ‘Classic’ Summer Reads

I love a good book on holiday and I’ll read anything from 'chick lit' to classics. But I always find it more rewarding if I find a story that is also a well written classic. Of course, taste is subjective but I’ve complied a list of some of my favourites that I believe are perfect... Continue Reading →

Alpaca Feeding and Duck Racing at Fairytale Farm

We visited an interesting place today called Fairytale Farm near Chipping Norton. Not as well-known as the neighbouring Cotswold Farm Park: it’s more of a petting farm than a working farm and sells itself as a ‘sensory and learning wonderland for all the family’ with ‘everything accessible, everybody welcome.’ It certainly is unique and well... Continue Reading →

In Defence of Love Island

I’ve just read a scathing review of ITV2's popular 'Love Island' by TV critic Alison Graham. ‘Is this how far we’ve come in 100 years?’ she asks as she mourns the fact that the show had higher viewing figures than a recent documentary on the woman’s suffrage movement. The show divides opinion and I’ve seen... Continue Reading →

Who do you think you are?

  How far can you trace your family back? Do you know your ethnic or ancestral roots? Does it even interest you? I didn’t have any clue as my mother is adopted and my paternal grandfather is unknown. I’ve never been that interested but recently I took a DNA test with MyHeritage and found out... Continue Reading →

15 Great Dad Bloggers

When I started blogging back in February, I couldn’t believe how many bloggers there were on the scene covering every topic you could think of…even dad bloggers! Then I realised that, like anything, there is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly! I wrote ‘My favourite Bloggers’ post as a result. It ended up being... Continue Reading →

How to take good photos – 5 tips

I’m not a professional on the subject of photography but I’m a keen photo-taker with both my iPhone and DSLR and I’ve been on a few courses. A few of my friends and family occasionally ask me for advice re. photography so I thought I’d share some tips. I read a comment on Twitter earlier... Continue Reading →

Guilt is a Wasted Emotion

‘If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you can't solve it, then what is the use of worrying?’ Buddhist sage I don’t do guilt. Well, I try not to. I once read that it was a wasted emotion and I’ve always thought that it’s a good statement to... Continue Reading →

Organic Farm Stay in West Wales

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at a B&B farm in West Wales. Nantgwynfaen featured in my earlier blog post, ‘Ten great quiet places to stay with kids in the South West.’ When we get away, we like to enjoy some peace and quiet but equally, we don’t want to have to worry... Continue Reading →

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